October begins tomorrow and I could not be more excited! One of the things I love about October is all the jacaranda blossoms that beautify my already splendid Nairobi with their intoxicating purple luminescence. The city once again comes alive after the bleak and cold months of July and August. The blossoms fill the air with their fragrant scent as the wind passes through their branches and their dainty bell shaped flowers fall to the ground like purple rain, turning the ground into an enchanted pathway! This beauty inspired today’s smoothie: Purple Rain Smoothie. It is a rich smoothie that is really delicious, great for your skin and your overall health.
All of today’s ingredients cost just 300 shillings (approx. $3). And if you are making this smoothie for just yourself or a family smaller than mine, it will cost a lot less. Our country has a lot of issues, just like any other on earth, but one of the things I know we were blessed with is the ability to get fresh organic fruits and food at relatively low prices. That is indeed something to be grateful for.
Slice all the fruits and the mint into small pieces and put them in the blender. Pour your milk and yoghurt over them and blend on high speed.
After they have blended, taste to see if you fancy a little more sweetness. Then add your honey and 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence.